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Smoothie Sailing into the Weekend!

Strawberries, Kefir, celery, apple and blackberries make a delicious light smoothie.

Just a quick breakfast post to start a weekend of light and healthy eating! We have always been fans of the smoothie at our house, with varying degrees of healthfulness (ice cream can be in a smoothie, right??), and since changing our eating style, I am going to be exploring raw food smoothies as a way to boost energy and health.

This particular mixture was based on making my son a strawberry smoothie for breakfast, but I wanted to add a few other things in there to help with nutrients and energy. This is not low carb with the fruits that are included, but strawberries and blackberries are among the healthiest fruits to eat on a low carb diet, so I’m not feeling too guilty! 

Saturday Breakfast Smoothie

  • 1 C fresh strawberries
  • 1 golden delicious apple, peeled and cored
  • 1 stalk celery, ribs removed
  • handful of frozen blackberries
  • 1/2 C Kefir
  • 1/4 C low sugar cranberry pomegranate juice
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 Tb honey

I started by blending the strawberries, apple and celery in my Ninja with the kefir until fairly smooth, then added all other ingredients except the honey. I blended this a good bit longer than usual to make sure that it was indeed, very smooth. I poured my glass without any honey or sweetener, but then added the honey into the remainder for my son, to help him ease a sore throat. 2 servings.

I know this is probably a lightweight in the smoothie category, and I do plan to explore the “green smoothies” in the future. It wasn’t until his drink was half gone that I told my son that there was celery in it, he had NO idea. He thought it was pretty cool, yay! Just wait til he starts drinking spinach, hehe.

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